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Locum Consultant Radiologist with interest in GI Radiology

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Dependent on experience
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Do you want to work in an award-winning hospital in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside?

We are looking to recruit a Consultant Radiologist with interest in GI Radiology to complement the existing team of Radiologists here at Airedale General Hospital. This is a temporary position to cover the sabbatical of one of our current Consultant GI Radiologists until the end of September 2024, with the potential for the post to be made substantive.

We invite applications from candidates interested in joining our team to deliver our vision for outstanding Radiology services for local people.

We strive to create excellent opportunities for a great work-life balance with all Consultants having access to full PACS homework stations to support flexible and agile working opportunities.

Our high performing hospital is led by people who believe that a fantastic quality of life can go together with progressive working practices. Please see attached brochure for further information.

In May 2023, it was announced that Airedale General Hospital has secured a place on the New Hospital Programme. This is an exciting opportunity for the Trust to work with hospital planning experts to configure and co-locate services to not only reflect the current needs of our population, but also looking to future needs and reflecting potential future developments in clinical care and technology. It is predicted the new hospital build will be ready by 2030.

Main duties of the job

The candidate would be expected to be proficient in all aspects of diagnostic GI reporting including US, CT (including CT Colonography) and MRI. Support for general radiology is required to support the on call and acute work.

At Airedale, we use Wellbeing CRIS for our Radiology Information System and Agfa Enterprise Imaging for PACS. Radiology reporting is performed in Enterprise Imaging, and is available on Trust and home reporting workstations. We also use Xero to view images within the Trust and across the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative (YIC).

Other non-vascular interventional skills, including image-guided biopsies and drainages, would be an advantage.

The candidate would be expected to contribute to the Lower GI, Upper GI and CUP MDT meetings. The Trust benefits from an enthusiastic Gastroenterology and General Surgery department with whom the Radiology Department enjoys excellent working relationships.

Any other duties necessary for the successful performance of the role, commensurate with the grade.

The post-holder's basic job plan will typically include 10 PAs per week over a fixed term period. We would also consider candidates who would prefer to work part time. 1 PA is allocated to supporting the diagnostic on call rota. We have successfully implemented a Tele-Radiology on-call service for CT scans from 2000 hours till 0800 hours every day.

About us

Our Radiology Services

At Airedale General Hospital, our main Radiology Department consists of Plain Film/X-Ray (including Fluoroscopy), CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Mammography. We also provide DEXA in our Day Hospital for the Elderly. Community clinics are provided for improved access to patients in the local area at Skipton General Hospital and Keighley Health Centre of which both have plain film facilities and in the case of Keighley Health Centre an Ultrasound Room. All equipment is digital and linked to PACS. Airedale is part of the YIC and have in place an Agfa PACS that is linked to other hospitals within the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYATT) and Yorkshire Clinic. This has and continues to enable us to deliver seamless Radiology care to our local population. We are currently in the process of installing Intelerad as a cross site reporting solution to share reporting across the YIC.

Community Diagnostic Centres

Airedale General Hospital are working closely with Bradford Teaching Hospitals to operationalise a new Community Diagnostic Centre that will provide additional capacity for imaging services, including: Plain Film X-Ray, Ultrasound (with and without contrast), CT (with and without contrast) and MRI (with and without contrast). The site will be based at Eccleshill Community Hospital.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the recruiting managers.

Person Specification
Personal Circumstances
  • Reside within 20 miles or 60 minutes of the Hospital
  • Able to provide an on-call service
  • On GMC's Specialist Register or be no more than six months from receiving CCT at interview date
  • FRCR or equivalent higher qualification from a different College or from overseas.
  • Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Radiology
  • Experience in Non-Vascular Intervention, including drainages and biopsies.
  • Experience in General Radiology, however, appropriate sub-specialist training will be advantageous.
  • Confident with Information Technology
  • Managerial skills
  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of a wide range of educational methods.
  • In General Radiology (CT, MR, US, plain films, Fluoroscopy)
  • Appropriate sub-specialist training in Gastrointestinal Radiology
  • To have understanding of all elements and commitment to the principals of clinical governance and clinical audit.
  • Ability to survey and perform critical literature appraisal
  • Communication skills (clarity/listen/persuade/negotiate)
  • Interpersonal skills (empathise/work with others, demonstrate leadership)
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility (ability to be flexible in working practice, supporting staff and patients)
  • Motivation (motivation for the post, and ability to motivate others)
  • Resilience (able to cope under pressure/self-awareness)
  • Reliability
  • Basic knowledge of research methods including Scientific study design, Data Evaluation, Statistics, Publication Preparation. Publications in referred journals.
  • Ability to learn from experiences

Employer details
Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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